Tuition increases 2019-20

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Tuition Rates 2019-20

Tuition rates are subject to change each academic year. Please read below for descriptions of recent and upcoming tuition increases.

Quebec Residents and Students from the rest of Canada: The Quebec Government has not yet announced the rates for the academic year 2019-20. Last year the effective increase for Quebec residents was 2.7% and for students from the rest of Canada 3.1%. You may wish to use similar rates of increase for 2019-20 for planning purposes. Please check back here regularly for any updates.

Students in this category who are either doctoral candidates (PhD) or in Post-Graduate Medical Education are not subject to the out-of-province supplements, but will be subject to increases at the same rate as Quebec students.

International Undergraduate Students: (Tuition increases have been established for 2019-20. Click here for the link to the list of rates by program: PDF icon Self-financed Undergraduate Fees for 201920)

Newly admitted

Newly admitted international undergraduate students enrolled in all undergraduate programs will be charged tuition fees at the rates established for 2019-20. In subsequent years, returning students in degree programs can expect that there will be a modest, annual increase of approximately 3% as long as there is no break in enrolment of more than 1 term excluding the summer term or a transfer into a new degree program. Students deemed to have a break in enrolment will be charged the tuition rate in effect for newly admitted students in their term of readmission. See Deferred Admission, Degree Transfers, Break in Enrolment for further information. Students in undergraduate certificate/diploma programs, whether newly admitted or returning, will be charged the fees of newly admitted students for that academic year.

Returning international students in Engineering, Management, Science, Law

International students admitted and registered in an undergraduate degree program prior to Fall 2019 in Engineering (Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering (Bioresource Engineering), Bachelor of Software Engineering), Management (Bachelor of Commerce), Science, (Bachelor of Science), and Law (BCL/LLB, MBA/LLB) who were admitted to their degree Fall 2012 or later, were guaranteed a tuition rate for the duration of their program as long as there is no break in enrolment* or transfer of degree program.  All international students registering in Fall 2019 or later will be subject to the new break in enrolment definition.     See Deferred Admission, Degree Transfers, Break in Enrolment for further information. 

Returning international students (Arts, Social Work, Agriculture and Environmental Science, Education, Physical & Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Medicine, Dentistry, and certain concurrent programs (BA & Sc, BMus BEd, BSc BEd)

International Students admitted and registered prior to Fall 2019 in undergraduate degree programs in the following faculties and schools:
Arts, Social Work, Agriculture and Environmental Science (not including BENGBR), Education, Physical & Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Medicine, Dentistry, and certain concurrent programs (BA & Sc, BMus Bed, BSc Bed) can expect an increase of 3.6% for 2019-20 and annual increases of approximately 3% for subsequent years as long as there is no break in enrolment* or transfer of degree program.  See Deferred Admission, Degree Transfers, Break in Enrolment for further information.  

 

All Students in the School for Continuing Studies: International students in undergraduate and graduate certificate/diploma programs, whether newly admitted or returning, will be charged the fees of newly admitted students for that academic year.

Visiting and Special International Students: Visiting and Special Students are charged the same tuition rates as newly admitted students in their Faculty or School’s programs, but are not guaranteed tuition rates and are subject to tuition increases in subsequent years.

International Students in Graduate level programs (2nd & 3rd cycle): 2nd cycle programs include Master’s, Graduate Certificate, Diploma, and Special and Visiting students taking graduate level courses. 3rd cycle refers to students in a doctoral program.

Students in Thesis Programs

Increases for the supplement component of fees for International Graduate Students in thesis Masters’ and all doctoral programs will be announced with other international supplement rates. Given that last year the increase was 2.7%, you may wish to use similar rates of increase for 2019-20 for planning purposes.

International Students in Non-research graduate programs, also including Post-Graduate Medical Education (Residency programs and Post-Residency fellowships), Post DMD/DDS Programs and Qualifying Master’s programs

The government announced in May 2018 that this category of international students would be self-financed as of 2019-20.This group of programs is still under review at this time and fees will be announced once they are known for Fall 2019.

 

Tuition Fee Exemptions: Students who may qualify for exemption from Out of Province or International tuition supplements should review Tuition Fee exemptions.

Students in specialized self-funded programs: A document with the 2019-20 rates will be posted as soon as we have more information. Check back here regularly for updates.

Other considerations

Increases are based, in part, on comparisons with other universities of similar size, mission, and caliber to McGill, and, in part, on the annual increase in the cost of delivering high-quality programs. Updated tuition fee information is usually communicated via this web page early in the year.

The University is committed to allocating 30% of the net revenue derived from tuition increases to student aid, which applies to the increases outlined here. McGill awarded more than $16.1 million in scholarships, bursaries and other forms of financial assistance to international students in 2016/17 (see International Student Funding for more information).